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The Winemaking Process

How it Works at the Cellar Door

  1. Once you have chosen your wine, you simply mix the juice, yeast and bentonite.

  2. Wait 4-8 weeks (depends on wine choice).

  3. Now comes the Fun Part...

  4. When you return for your second visit, bottle, cork, label and capsule your wine! Dress it up with a custom label, or even put your wine on tap.

  5. Storage Recomendations...

  6. When cellaring your wine there are a few important things to remember:

  • Store your wine upright for the first 2-4 days,
  • then lay it on its side for long-term storage so wine and cork stay in contact.


  • Maintain a consistent temperature!
    The ideal temperature range is between 10°C(50°F) and 15°C(60°F).
    Temperature fluctuations or bright lights can compromise the quality of your wine. A dark room, closet or cupboard under the stairs will do just fine.

Aging your Wine...

All wines are different, however, here are some guidelines.

Product min max
Estate Series
Red 6-9 months 3-4 years
White 2-4 months 2-3 years
Selection Limited Edition, International & Original Series
Red 3-6 months 1-3 years
White 2-3 months 1-2 years
World Vineyard Collection & Vinters Reserve
Red 2 months 1 year
White 1 month 1 year
Island Mist
All Varieties immediate 1 year